The act made it through its second Supreme Court test, but by no means will it end the legal and political assaults on it.
"Congress passed the Affordable Care Act to improve health insurance markets, not to destroy them," Chief Justice John Roberts wrote.
Reuters is reporting that Republican-controlled states who made "bold" proclamations about never accepting the expanded Medicaid option for the poor uninsured under the Affordable Care Act, derisively known as "Obamacare," are beginning to come around by following the lead of Pennsylvania.
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After Mass on Sunday, some friends were chatting about the political news of the day, and of course, Obamacare came up. (What else?)
Most of us support Obamacare, or, more correctly, the Affordable Care Act. But one person asked in a disapproving tone, "Why should a man or a woman after menopause pay for maternity care? They will never use it, and they don't need it." (For those who may not know, maternity care must be covered in health plans offered on the Obamacare exchanges.)